Chelsea eye €40m swoop for Gonzalo Higuain but they face competition from Man United [Corriere dello Sport]


Where will 27-year-old Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain be playing his football next season?

As seems to be a right of passage every summer, current Napoli forward Higuain is thought to be open to a big money move in the off-season, and some of the Premier League biggest clubs are said to be circling.

According to Wednesday’s Corriere dello Sport, Higuain, who scored 19 goals for Napoli in Serie A last season, is now a €40 million target for Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea.

It is well known that the West London side are looking to strengthen upfront during the summer transfer window, after club legend Didier Drogba left Stamford Bridge at the end of the last campaign.

Chelsea, however, face competition from Man United, who themselves are in need of bolstering their front-line after the departure of Radamel Falcao from Old Trafford.

Aside from the two English clubs, Corriere dello Sport list French moneybags PSG as a third suitor for Higuain, while the Italian daily says that Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is looking sell the player for an tear-jerking €100 million.